Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (video) Animated movie, tying together television episodes, released on video on April 8, 1997. The evil Lord Dragaunus returns to Puckworld, a peaceful planet of hockey-loving ducks, from a distant galaxy to take revenge against the inhabitants who once banished him. A special strike team of six young courageous superheroes–The Mighty Ducks–is formed to face off against Lord Dragaunus’s dark forces. After a fierce battle, Dragaunus manages to escape, and the Ducks must follow him and find themselves transported to the weird, alien metropolis of Anaheim, California. Trapped there, the Ducks build a super secret headquarters under the Anaheim Pond to thwart Dragaunus’s plans to take over the world. Directed by Joe Barruso. 66 min. Stars Ian Ziering (Wildwing), Jim Belushi (Phil), Tim Curry (Lord Dragaunus).